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Ounce Scale, The

 

Overview: Assist parents to become keener observers of developmental milestones.

Age Range: Birth–3:6 years old

Scoring Options: Ounce Online (ordered by phone at 1.800.627.7271) or manual scoring

Publication Date: 2003

 
 
 

Product Details

Help parents become keener observers of developmental milestones

Most parents are quick to relate their kid’s “golden moments” — the first step, the first word, the funny dance. But they may not realize the more subtle yet important indicators of their child’s growth. The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents observe a range of relevant behaviors — so that you can better assess the child’s development.

Product details

Designed for use with infants and toddlers, The Ounce Scale is organized around six major developmental areas:

  • Personal connections: How children show they trust you
  • Feelings about self: How children express who they are
  • Relationships with other children: What children do around other children
  • Understanding and communicating: How children understand and communicate
  • Exploration and problem solving: How children explore and figure things out
  • Movement and coordination: How children move their bodies and use their hands to do things

Recommended uses

The Ounce Scale offers a meaningful way to evaluate and document children’s growth, accomplishments, areas of difficulty, and temperament. This versatile tool is used by:

  • Center-based childcare personnel
  • Early Head Start teachers
  • Home visitors
  • Parent support group leaders
  • Visiting nurses
  • Teen parenting program staff
  • Early interventional specialists
  • Family home daycare providers
  • Pediatricians and health aides

Benefits to you and the children you serve

  • Presents a highly reliable, criterion-referenced measure based on specific developmental standards
  • Helps meet Early Head Start and federal assessment requirements
  • Allows you to gather information from multiple perspectives, giving a more well-rounded picture of the child’s development
  • Takes a natural, whole-child approach to observation
  • Helps educate parents so that they can become more involved in decisions about their children
  • Supports early intervention for at-risk kids
  • Enables you to celebrate children’s achievements
  • Offers your district online tools to help streamline data collection and reporting

Materials

The Ounce Scale comprises three core components:

  • Observation Record — Provides a focus for observing and documenting children’s everyday behaviors and provides data for making evaluations
  • Family Album — Offers a structure for parents to learn about and record their child’s development
  • Developmental Profile — Enables caregivers and other staff to evaluate each child’s development and progress over time, comparing their observations

Operating Systems and Browsers

View the Ounce Online Operating Systems and Browsers chart.

Ounce Online Pricing Annual License Fee per Child: $10.95
Contact us at 800.627.7271

Resources

Training

Pre-recorded Webinars

  • Getting Started with Ounce Online

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents and child care providers observe a range of relevant behaviors. The core components of the Ounce Scale are Observation Record, Family Album, and Developmental Profile. This one-hour session is designed for administrators and child care providers who are using Ounce Online. The presenter will demonstrate how to create a class roster by adding teachers and children and how to use the online system to document observations.

    Date: Oct 21, 2014

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  • Overview of The Ounce Scale

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents and other child care providers observe a range of relevant behaviors. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the core components of The Ounce Scale – Observation Record, Family Album, and Developmental Profile.

    Date: Jun 04, 2014

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  • Overview of The Ounce Scale

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents and other child care providers observe a range of relevant behaviors. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the core components of The Ounce Scale – Observation Record, Family Album, and Developmental Profile.

    Date: Mar 05, 2014

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  • Introduction to the New Ounce Online

    Presenter: Misty Sprague

    The Ounce Online platform has been recently revised to improve workflow and ease of use. Please join us for this hour-long session that will walk through a variety of basic functionality including: adding students, completing journal entries, completing developmental profiles and summary reports. At the conclusion of the webinar we will also have a short question and answer session.

    Date: Sep 12, 2013

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Pricing & Ordering

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Manual Scoring
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce - Administrator Kit
    157212301X
    $146.35
     
    Ounce Scale Administrator's Kit: English (includes the Standards, User's Guide, Reproducible Masters, and one of each Observation Record and Family Album)
  • Ounce - Supplemental Kit, Spanish
    1572123494
    $60.70
     
    Administrator's Kit: Spanish, Includes one of each Family Album and Reproducible Masters
  • Ounce - Teacher Reference Kit
    1572122897
    $60.95
     
    Includes User's Guide, Standards for Developmental Profiles
  • Parent Family Album Kit, English
    1572128399
    $48.75
     
    Includes one of each Family Album in month ranges: 0-4, 4-8, 8-12, 12-18, 18-24, 24-30, 30-36, 36-42
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce - Scale User's Guide
    1572123001
    $27.20
     
  • Ounce - Scale Standards
    1572122900
    $45.70
     
    Standards for the Developmental Profiles
  • Ounce - Scale Staff Development Manual - 04C
    1572122722
    $119.15
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce Observation Records, Babies I: 0-4 months
    1572122919
    $29.75
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Babies II: 4-8 months
    1572122927
    $29.75
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Babies III: 8-12 months
    1572122935
    $29.75
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Babies IV: 12-18 months
    1572122943
    $29.75
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Toddlers: 18-24 months
    1572122951
    $29.75
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Toddlers II: 24-30 months
    157212296X
    $29.75
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Toddlers III: 30-36 months
    1572122978
    $29.75
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Observation Records, Preschoolers: 36-42 months
    1572122986
    $29.75
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Ounce Reproducible Masters, English
    1572122994
    $20.90
     
  • Additional Materials

    Price

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  • Ounce Reproducible Masters, English
    1572122994
    $20.90
     
  • Ounce Reproducible Masters, Spanish
    1572123362
    $20.90
     
  • Ounce - Scale Staff Development Manual - 04C
    1572122722
    $119.15
     
 
 
Intervention and Professional Materials
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  • Kits

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  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce Reproducible Masters, Spanish
    1572123362
    $20.90
     
 
Ounce Parent Family Albums
 
 
  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Parent Family Album Kit, English
    1572128399
    $48.75
     
    Includes one of each Family Album in month ranges: 0-4, 4-8, 8-12, 12-18, 18-24, 24-30, 30-36, 36-42
  • Parent Family Album Kit, Spanish
    1572128402
    $48.75
     
    Includes one of each Family Album in month ranges: 0-4, 4-8, 8-12, 12-18, 18-24, 24-30, 30-36, 36-42
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies I: 0-4 months, English
    1572122811
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies II: 4-8 months, English
    157212282X
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies III: 8-12 months, English
    1572122838
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies IV: 12-18 months, English
    1572122846
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers I: 18-24 months, English
    1572122854
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers II: 24-30 months, English
    1572122862
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers III: 30-36 months, English
    1572122870
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Preschoolers: 36-42 months, English
    1572122889
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies 1: 0-4 months, Spanish
    1572123281
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies II: 4-8 months, Spanish
    157212329X
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies III: 8-12 months, Spanish
    1572123303
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Babies IV: 12-18 months, Spanish
    1572123311
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers: 18-24 months, Spanish
    157212332X
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers II: 24-30 months, Spanish
    1572123338
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Toddlers III: 30-36 months, Spanish
    1572123346
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
  • Ounce Family Album, Preschoolers: 36-42 months, Spanish
    1572123354
    $30.25
     
    Pkg of 5
 
 
 
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